2017-05-18 / Front Page

Evening art stroll, pub crawl Friday evening in downtown Lapeer

By NICHOLAS PUGLIESE
810-452-2601 • npugliese@mihomepaper.com

LAPEER — Now that downtown Lapeer’s Art on Nepessing event is underway, it’s time to head to downtown Lapeer to take in the art created by local artists — and maybe have a few cocktails along the way.

This Friday, May 19, the Lapeer Downtown Development Authority and the Lapeer Center for the Arts invites the public to experience the Evening Art Stroll and Art on Nepessing Street Pub Crawl. Both events kick off at 5 p.m.

Art on Nepessing Street 2017 features works of art by more than 30 artists on display in more than 40 businesses throughout downtown Lapeer.

This is the third year that the Evening Art Stroll has taken place during Art on Nepessing Street. The art stroll takes place from 5-9 p.m. and “is the perfect opportunity to come downtown and visit its shops, businesses, and restaurants while also enjoying original works of art created by artists from around the state of Michigan,” said Lapeer Downtown Development Authority Director James Alt.

“Participating businesses will have extended hours to allow for a night out in Lapeer enjoying the downtown community, businesses, and works of art,” said Alt. While those extended hours will vary by location, many businesses will also be offering refreshments and activities to keep visitors engaged and entertained throughout the evening.

In addition to the Evening Art Stroll, Alt and the DDA are preparing to offer the first annual Art on Nepessing Street Pub Crawl.

Tickets are required for the Pub Crawl and sell for $13 in advance and $15 the day of the event. In addition, the first 150 participants will receive a free Art on Nepessing Street 2017 commemorative shot glass. Participating in the Pub Crawl this year are Pueblo Viejo, Woodchips, Tilted Axis, Cheers, Calvelli’s, Fat Boys and the Old Detroit Burger Bar. Proceeds raised from the Pub Crawl will benefit The Center for the Arts and Lapeer Main Street.

For more information, including ticket purchasing, follow Art on Nepessing Street on Facebook or contact the Lapeer Main Street/DDA at 810-728- 6598 for more information on the Evening Art Stroll and Pub Crawl.

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